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convoy as they were attempting to transport weapons back to hezbollah. the convoy was carrying antiaircraft and weapons. and he said this is israel's warning to the president and his regime that they will not tolerate any weapons for israel's destruction. if this happened, it's certainly an escalation. and there's some degree of confusion around this. >> it is, and before we talk about this at all, we have to remember, we're dealing with one government, the israelis, that never admit some of this action that they carry out and we're dealing with another government, the syrians, who habitually lie. we have to look at all of this. two reports, the first that this convoy, carrying amount i aircraft weapons, was struck near damascus to beirut highway, near the border, and that seems to be the most reliable sources talking about that particular attack. and then the syrian state tv has announced that no, this was in fact an attack on a military research center in the suburb of damascus. that's what they're saying has happened. and the israelis as i said, not of confirming or denying
a look at the map there, just a reminder, lebanon is the home of hezbollah, a terrorist organization supported by iran. also supported by iran is the assad government of syria. now iran's deputy foreign minister is quoted saying today, israel's airstrike inside syria will have significant implications for tel aviv. no specifics of course. with us, michael singh, managing director of the washington institute for near east policy and former director of national security affairs. michael as we mentioned developments in the last 24, 48 hours. how do you see the scenario playing out? what are you watching for next? >> hi, jenna. israel hasn't confirmed doing anything. to the extent israel did something we're not exactly sure what it did. it appears israel destroyed some sophisticated weaponry going from syria to hezbollah and probably originated with iran. that is tends to be how the supply chain works. important to remember this sort of action by israel when it undertakes it is not unprecedented. it is intended to sort of prevent a bigger and bloodier conflict down the road by keeping so
to hezbollah in lebanon. sara sidener joins us as well as fran townsend from new york. we have reports from the united states and reports from syria. is this the same or separate attacks? >> reporter: that's the thing that needed to be sorted today. we have heard from a u.s. official indeed there was just one attack. they say israeli planes did fly over and ended up hitting an area. the question is -- what is the difference? was it a convoy that was hit that had pieces and parts of missiles or was it this research facility that syria says the israelis hit that was damaged? there is confusion over what was hit or perhaps if it was one and the same incident. what we know from senior intelligence officials who have now left the intelligence agencies here in israel and we have talked to a few of them is that this particular research facility has been a facility that they know has been part of a chain of facilities that syria runs that have been trying to create unconventional weaponry. we are talking chemical weapons. however we are told this particular facility didn't have chemical weapons in
haguele is going to testify that the militant group hezbollah is a terrorist organization and that military options are on the table for iran. it's not earth-shattering, except when you compare it to what he's already said. chuck hagel's past is about to come roaring back at him. >> good morning, guys, how are you. >> reporter: how he's voted, what he said. >> he has insisted that the israelis negotiate with hamas, a terrorist organization. >> reporter: so one of the first questions could be, will you support israel? recently hagel promised he would, unequivocably saying his record's been distorted but he'll have to explain what he said before his nomination. >> mike referenced to a quote "jewish lobby" which i don't believe exists. >> reporter: senator also demand to know what hagel meant and why he refused to sign a letter designating hezbollah a terrorist organization. >> i cannot support a nominee for defense secretary who thinks we should be tougher on israel and more lenient on iran. >> reporter: which brings up another question. can you be tough on iran? senators ar
on the border of syria. u.s. officials say the target was a shipment of missiles thought to be from hezbollah to lebanon. they decide claiming the jets bombed a military research center. now syria and ally iran are warning of prep cushirepercussi. >> israel has long feared a crumbling assad regime may try to get weapons. recent days israeli officials are hinting that some type of steps might be needed to stop that type of transfer. according to u.s. officials israeli jets attacked a convoy with f 813 reportedly on its way to hezbollah fighters in lebanon. u.s. officials were given a heads up about these attacks saying there was no convoy. they even claimed there was an attack on a military facility outside of damascus. syria and the biggest backer condemn the attack. in russia another big factor in syria called it an unjustified unprovoked attack. russia supplies a lot of weapons including these air service missiles to the assad regime. there is sort of a big support for russia. what type of response may they actually have to israel is not really clear. assad obviously has his own troubles wi
. it was suspected of sophisticated russian made antiair-craft missiles on the way to hezbollah fighters. sirria, however, claims that israeli jets hit a research facility outside damascus, killing two people. israeli officials refused to comment. on sunday, israeli vice premier raised the possibility of this scenario. >> it means that chemical weapons if it will move to the end of the -- [ inaudible ] it would change dramatically the balance of power in the middle east. this is something that most of the world cannot tolerate. >> in a cautionary move they deployed the iron dome rocket defense system to the northern boarder to prevent an attack. >> recent weeks, the u.s. and israeli officials had meetings to discuss chemical weapons stock pile. they believe it's essential to the long-term survival. >> you mention that they said the attack is not on a convoy but a research facility near damascus. why would they make that claim? >> syrian tv reported in the past that syrian rebels attacked the military facility believed to be a chemical weapons plant. claiming that they launched the attack they ti
fighter jets suspect a syrian convoy believe to be moving weapons to hezbollah in lebanon. the overall strike occurred along the syrian border. israel targeted a research facility, says syria. massachusetts governor duval patrick has named william cowan to fill john kerry's senate seat. kerry steps down this week. >>> and coming to a post office near you, johnny cash. the u.s. postal service is honoring the legendary music singer. they'll release it later this year. >> that's cool. >> anderson, i guess it's a pretty big deal. the postal service gets 40,000 suggestions for stamps every year and narrow it down to 20 and johnny cash wins it. >> everybody likes johnny cash. thank you. >>> ray lewis is going to play his last nfl game on super bowl sunday. he seems to be on his way to the hall of fame but 13 years ago he was on a established for murder. >>> just when you thought the manti te'o story kobt get any more involved, it has. the california man fell in love with te'o while pretending to be his girlfriend. wait until you hear what else dr. phil asked in the interview. ♪ using cloud
that there are situations going on right now between syria and lebanon, particularly hezbollah, that are quite disturbing to israel. over the past few years they have information that says that syria has been handing over, transferring, if you will, scud missiles. the significance of scud missiles is that they can carry chemical weapons warheads. there is a lot seems to be going on behind the scenes, but indeed a u.s. official says they can confirm there was an israeli air strike on the syrian/lebanon border. israel is not commenting on that information right now. >> okay, sara sidner, when you get more information on the strike, on the syrian/lebanon border, we'll bring you back up. sara sidner, my thanks to you from israel. we'll be right back. so...how'd it go? well, dad, i spent my childhood living with monks learning the art of dealmaking. you've mastered monkey-style kung fu? no. priceline is different now. you don't even have to bid. master hahn taught you all that? oh, and he says to say (translated from cantonese) "you still owe him five bucks." your accent needs a little work. i've got a nice l
what they were say sophisticated surface-to-air missiles bound for the terror group hezbollah in lebanon. remember a few days ago a top iranian official said any attack on syria would be deemed an attack on iran. boy, this one could get very tense. we're watching it closely. kt will join us on that one. bill: a little bit under the radar so to speak. we'll see what happens next. we're getting going. minutes from now the confirmation hearing for defense secretary nominee chuck hagel starts in washington. first we will talk with someone doing the questioning. oklahoma senator jim inhofe will join us. is happy with hagel? you will hear from him. martha: just hours after a report that the economy actually shrunk for the first time in years this quarter, the white house says it knows why this happened. wait until you hear who they are blaming. bill: there is outrage in the city of chicago. gun violence claiming the life of a promising teenager just back from the inauguration in washington, d.c.. >> worry about where she is going. i know who has her. i just miss her. my heart, it is
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